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Sig Sauer handguns

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Madjohn, Dec 5, 2008.

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  1. Madjohn

    Madjohn Member

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    i like the look of them but how do they handle. i was thinking about a glock for a while till i saw some reviews on these and im actually really pleased with what ive read. the only downside seems to be the cost of the guns themselves. i was looking for a 9 or a 40. one of the p226 or p339 models i think.
     
  2. RON in PA

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    You need to go to a range/gunstore that allows you rent handguns and shoot those of interest to you. What feels good to me might feel like a brick to you.

    In general all the major pistol manufacturers make good guns and that certainly includes SIG and Glock, but there are also other great guns out there.
     
  3. hobgob

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    ive got a buddy with a 226 and ive always been jelous. they are great guns. im happy with my beretta tho
     
  4. rhinoh

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    I agree on handling them and test firing if possible. I bought my Sig P228 many years ago- was in a gun shop, picking up different guns. Knew little about Sigs then but when I picked up and pointed the P228 I knew it was for me, just felt right. Since then I've also bought a P220 Carry, just feels right and I shoot it well. Note- I also own several Walthers, Berettas, KelTecs, and an XDm. The two Sigs are my favorites though, I'll never part with them.
     
  5. theken206

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    have shot a passel of them and liked everyone Ive had my hands on
     
  6. Kind of Blued

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    I love them. The only reason I rid myself is because I decided that a DA/SA trigger was not for me. I like a consistent pull. I'd love one of their SAO 220s though. I never tried the DAK trigger.
     
  7. Marcus L.

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    Both Glocks and Sigs are good, well made pistols that will fire many thousands of rounds reliably.

    Personally, I prefer Sigs over Glocks. The classic DA/SA trigger is one of the best available which breaks clean and crisp. It also has one of the best decocker designs around which you can contol the decoking speed if you want to make as little noise as possible. Then of course there is the Sig accuracy which is better than that of a Glock.

    The Glock does have some advantages to it. It is a very simple design and will allow you to more easily take care of it. It has a better finish treatment which is more durable and will resist scratching and heavy corrosion better. The grip can be held with many different handholds while the Sig can't be held with all types due to where the decocker is located. Polymer is also rust proof and doesn't freeze your hand if you grab it in freezing weather.

    Just remember, most pistol models are more durable and longer lasting in 9mm. Practice ammunition is much cheaper in 9mm, and as a shooter trying to master pistol fighting the 9mm makes a better choice for its level of controllability. It would stay away from .40S&W unless you get the Sig P229 which was designed from the ground up for the higher recoiling .40S&W cartridge.

    If you want to conceal carry go with:
    Sig P229 9mm (or .40S&W)
    Sig P239 9mm

    Glock 19 9mm
    Glock 26 9mm

    Or, if you want a full sized pistol and don't really want to carry it concealed:
    Sig P226 9mm
    Sig P229 9mm (or .40S&W)

    Glock 17 9mm
    Glock 19 9mm
     
  8. wnycollector

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    I own 3 SIGs (P6, P220 and P226) I would not hestitate reccomend them to someone who wants a high quality DA/SA pistol.

    If you are looking for a .40...I have a CZ40B that I LOVE! For ~1/2 the price it will outshoot 2 of my 3 SIGs:)
     
  9. Pilot

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    They are great guns, but you need to shoot them to make sure they feel right to you. To me they are blocky and brick like with a high bore axis. I have a P228 which is considered one of their best balanced and I carry a CZ-75D PCR instead.

    Its all subjective. If they fit you then great.
     
  10. Madjohn

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    i shot the p226 in 40 and i have to say i didn't much care for the sights on it. i did like the placement of the hammer drop/de-cocker. but i found the glock 17 which i also shot today to be a little more accurate. but that's just me. on the other hand the sig felt more like a real gun to me and not more of a toy like the glock and my xd do. i plan on shooting it in the 9mm before jumping to more conclusions about the sights and accuracy it may have just been the larger 40 cartridge that made it harder to handle properly.
     
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    I have a P229 in .40 and a G19....I prefer the P229 but I carry the G19 more because 9mm is cheaper to shoot and that leads to higher proficiency.
     
  12. xx7grant7x

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    As far a Sigs go, there are certified pre-owned ones from Sig that have been mechanically refurbished (new springs, barrel, ect) and cosmetically refurbed as well. They look like brand new and I picked mine up for 500$ the down side is, they're hard to find, but a Sig dealer should be able to get their hands on one or two. I've seen 9mm 226's and .40 229's as well as .45 220's in the red cased refurb form, good deal for a good gun
     
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    I bought a .40 S&W 229 10 years ago primarily because I liked the way it looked. Mine is acceptable and very versatile. The medium size and weight makes it very good at going from vehicle to carry and back, and that's mainly what I use it for. It still looks as good as ever and the Trijicons are still glowing for now.

    It does not have the fabled accuracy and 'hell and back" reliability that SIG lovers rave about, but it is good enough for my needs. Mine had a habit of not going all the way back into battery with some ammo early on, but I replaced the spring and the problem went away.
     
  14. Marcus L.

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    Sig Sauer recommends replacing the recoil spring every 5000rds or every 6 years of use.....which ever comes first. The maintenance schedule of most DA/SA pistols is usually more regular than that of striker fired pistols.
     
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    At the time, it had less than 500 standard pressure factory rounds through it. Been fine ever since though.

     
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    I just bought a P226 DAK in .40. The trigger is better than anything I have ever experienced. I LOVE IT!!! All of the Sigs have been tested and proven capable of handling .40. You can also now get .22 conversion kits for the 229 and 226.
     
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    I dont have one But have shot the 226 several times . All i can say is it's probably one of the most accuarte ! handguns i ever shot .
     
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    I have a P220 and a P226 and both are very reliable. The only thing I seen go wrong is the takedown pin lever. Very accurate and will serve you well down the road. Easiest pistols in the world to disassemble and clean I have ever laid my hands on.
     
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    The "classic" (non-1911) SIGs I've owned have been accurate and reliable, but never fit my hands well as well as having a very long DA trigger stroke which made them difficult to shoot fast and well. I shoot much better with the Glock or CZ. This is personal preference.
     
  20. Alpine Storm

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    I have shot IPSC and 3 gun matches with both. Glocks are for people who can't afford Sigs.
     
  21. basicblur

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    SIG SP2022 9mm with extras are under $500!

    I’m kinda limited to what I can get my hands on livin’ in a poor town, but I seem to have a problem finding SIG’s and HK’s that fit my hand (and it’s gotta be more than a single stack). Maybe I just have a large paw/shorter than normal fingers (wear a medium glove), but I tend to prefer wider grips as long as I can reach all controls.

    The P229 fits me (one of my main CCW is a P229R in 357 SIG) and just recently bought an SP2022 which is getting close to being too big AFA grip.

    BTW, if you’re thinking ‘bout a SIG in 9mm, search for an SP2022? Got mine for $495 with night sights and three 15 round magazines. Dealer has another one just like it, and from what I understand, this “should” be a normally priced deal? (I’m sure some are trying to make a few extra bucks on ‘em). He supposedly got that deal by buying 10 of ‘em, but said he was surprised when he sold ‘em all that he could get another 10.
    http://www.sigsauer.com/Products/ShowCatalogProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=33&productid=121

    At that price, they’re quite a bit cheaper than Glocks in my neck o’ the woods. Glocks are going for over $500 without night sights and only 2 magazines.
     
  22. SigP229R

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    I have a 229 that I carry concealed daily. I also just purchased a P6 which I have not yet had a chance to take to the range but, if it is as accurate as 229 it will be one more reason I love sig. I also have a Beretta 9mm and a S&W 5903 TSW and I like them also but for simplicity of taking down and re-assembling I will say the Sigs and Beretta's are easier than the S&W'S. However as someone else has already mentioned go and rent and try several before you make your final decision because it needs to fit your needs as far as handeling and what you need it to do.
     
  23. franconialocal

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    Sig p220

    I carry a SIG P220 .45 auto every day for work and I absolutely love it.

    I've trained with it till I was blue in the face, carried it, deployed it, rolled around in the dirt with it, done tactical reloads and excercises with it getting loaded with sand/dirt/mud, I've had it caked with snow and ice, in the baking sun, soaking wet, bone dry, and EVERYTHING in between. I've put countless rounds of all makes and qualities down the pipe on my professional and private time, and I can say with confidence that I would highly recommend it to ANYONE. The thing NEVER EVER fails me. I have relatively small hands, and for a full size .45 this sidearm is extremely comfortable and smooth as silk. Very manageable recoil and sight re-acquisition. Tritium night sights with an accessory rail as well. In fact, my Chief even said during the last round of qualifications...."What are you doing, drawing smiley faces over there?" Spot on.

    The only drawback being the mag. size (8+1).

    I just can't say enough good things about this sidearm, say nothing of the fact that they are built right here in NH!!! Good luck with your decision.
     
  24. SimpleIsGood229

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    I love my P229, but that doesn't mean much to you. You have to handle as many handguns as you can get yer grubby mitts on. Only then will you actually know.
     
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    I tried the John Farnum defensive handgun course with with a 6 shot 3.5 inch Springfield 1911. ( still own 1911's so I'm not a basher). I only brought 2mags with me so early in the course I fell behind. I switched to a Sig 2340 I had brought along as a back-up, it was a retired service weapon belonging to a cop buddy. I finished the 3 day course easily with that gun, I ran over 800 rds through it showing it nothing but a bore snake with never whimper from it.

    My only problem was during the exercises we had to fire 2-3rds, decock, move, fire 2-3rds, decock and move, repeat, repeat, and being a lefty that decocker was a pain for me. I then bought an XD but someday I want a Sig of my own.

    Mark
     
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